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Upon the groundbreaking of LafargeHolcim’s Wind for Industry project in Paulding, Ohio, reporter Kathiann M. Kowalski spoke to LafargeHolcim and One Energy.

The article discusses Wind for Industry, the long-term fixed price hedge available via the One Energy REA, LafargeHolcim’s energy efficiency focus, and more.

Per the article: “LafargeHolcim plant manager Robert Pitt sees the company’s 20-year renewable energy agreement with One Energy as ‘a nice long-term fixed price hedge’ on electricity costs, which should let it save money over retail electricity rates.

“’And of course, every opportunity we can to reduce our carbon footprint, we try to take,’ Pitt added. LafargeHolcim has a global goal of 40% lower net carbon emissions per metric ton by 2030, compared to 1990.”

Whirlpool Corporation considers Wind for Industry to be a part of their commitment to renewable energy, aiding in their goal of achieving an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 30 percent, compared to 2005 levels.

In 2018, Whirlpool Corporation added three Wind for Industry turbines at their manufacturing facility in Greenville, OH, and highlighted them in their annual Sustainability Report.

See page numbers 4, 5, and 26 of the 2018 report (the 6th, 7th, and 28th pages of the PDF) for a profile on the Greenville turbines and a summary of our combined impact. 

View the report here.

One Energy’s Renewable Energy Agreement (REA) is not like other power purchase agreements (PPAs). Jeffrey Steele interviewed One Energy’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Katie Treadway about how signing a contract for Wind for Industry means directly receiving the electrons from our wind turbines and paying a fixed rate for 20 years. In this article, he compared our REA to other, more virtual PPAs in the industry.

When Ball Corporation came to us asking for three more wind turbines, what they really received was more control over their energy bill, and continued security for their 370+ employees. North American Windpower’s Betsy Lillian wrote about Ball’s now-six wind turbines providing ~30% of the plant’s electricity.

Making cement takes a lot of energy. That’s why LafargeHolcim decided to have One Energy install on-site wind energy at their cement plant in Paulding, OH. The three wind turbines supply about a fifth of the plant’s energy needs, and gives them fixed rates for the 20-year duration of the turbines.

One of One Energy’s earliest customers, Cooper Farms, describes their Wind for Industry project as “One of the most impactful ways Cooper Farms is helping to keep the local community clean” in the feature story of their periodic report.

The three Wind for Industry wind turbines at their Van Wert Cooked Meats plant provide 75% of the plant’s power, making the project both cost-effective and sustainable for their manufacturing process. 

View pages 5 and 6 of Issue 3 of their 2019 Cooper Connection report to see how wind energy fits into Cooper Farms’ agenda for keeping the planet clean.

Gary Daughters of Site Selection Magazine visited the North Findlay Wind Campus and wrote about our growth as a company, our customers and their reasons for investing in Wind for Industry, and most importantly, our chef.

In this Emmy-nominated episode of PBS’ NOVA documentary series, Wind for Industry was highlighted as a way to mitigate the dangerous effects of carbon pollution on the planet.

One Energy customer Whirlpool Corporation and our CEO Jereme Kent discuss how large power users can adapt their business and reduce environmental impacts using on-site wind energy. The segment begins at 1:42:38.

In their 2017 report, Whirlpool Corporation laid out their plans to increase wind energy use by installing three Wind for Industry turbines at their Greenville, OH plant. With three plants already operating with Wind for Industry, the Greenville project would make Whirlpool Corporation one of the largest Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy in the U.S.

View the stunning Wind for Industry turbine images on the cover and throughout the report, and see page numbers 2 and 15 (3rd and 16th pages of the PDF) to read about how Whirlpool Corporation values wind energy in a message from the CEO as well as in an overview of their operations.

View the report here.

In 2017, One Energy’s third project with Whirlpool Corporation was completed at their Ottawa, OH facility. This project, along with the turbines at Whirlpool’s Findlay and Marion plants, made Whirlpool one of the largest Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy.

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